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Abolishing Slavery
This week in history, Congress voted to abolish the slave trade. Take the quiz for some hard facts on slavery and get more familiar with what was going on at the time.
1. Congress voted to abolish the slave trade with Africa on March 2 of what year?
   1600
   1776
   1807
   1865
   1900
2. What other country banned the slave trade from Africa in the same year as the United Sates?
   Great Britain
   France
   Ireland
   Brazil
   Cuba
3. When did the first shipload of slaves arrive in the colonies?
   1619
   1700
   1720
   1776
   1800
4. While slaves where numerous, what other group outnumbered them prior to 1680?
   Servants
   Indentured servants
   Free labor
   Tanners
   Chandlers
5. How many slaves were estimated to be in the United States in 1790?
   700,000
   1 million
   4 million
   12 million
   24 million
6. Which was the first colony to abolish slavery?
   New York
   Massachusetts
   Pennsylvania
   Virginia
   Vermont
7. What clause was inserted into the Constitution in 1787 as a compromise population count, valuing slaves less than free people in political representation?
   One-fourth clause
   Counting clause
   Three-fifths clause
   House of Representative clause
   People clause
8. The invention of what machine made cotton a major industry in the South?
   Cotton sorter
   Cotton gin
   Cotton picker
   Cotton machine
   Cotton dyer
9. Which was the last country to abolish slavery in the Americas?
   Mexico
   Canada
   Peru
   Bermuda
   Brazil
10. By 1865, how many African slaves had been shipped across the Atlantic?
   5 million
   12 million
   20 million
   50 million
   100 million



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